by M. Pax
With the rift closed for the season and no more monsters to fight, Daelin Long gets bored as librarian in the podunk town of Settler, Oregon. A job interview and her brother's arrival present a tempting opportunity to escape, until her brother and her best friend, a ghost, disappear.
While Daelin searches for them, more mysteries pile up: dead people coming back to life, portraits of the town founders replaced with strange white trees, and people on the other side of the rift returning. It’s impossible. The portal that allows monsters from other universes to come to Earth is sealed until next summer.
The Rifters, a secret group protecting our world, believe the troubles are nothing more than the tantrums of an offended ghost. Daelin disagrees. If she’s right, the evil hell-bent on destroying Earth has new technology making the rift more deadly.
Before the monster summons the next apocalypse, Daelin must find it and destroy it.
Book 3 in the Rifter series.
“Your closest friend is a ghost. A boyfriend would be good for you,” Wald mumbled against the palm of Daelin Long’s hand.
“Shush! I don’t want my brother to hear you. He’ll ask all sorts of questions. Questions a nonRifter shouldn’t be asking.”
Wald, a fellow rifter, ducked out of her reach. “He can ask. It’s in answering where trouble starts.” He eased down onto the dried-out grass.
Daelin knelt beside him. “Yeah, well, I don’t want to lie to him.”
“He claims he’s staying awhile. Maybe he’s Rifter material?” Wald arched a perfect brow over his sparkly hazel eye.
She plucked at the grass, pulling out a few blades, twisting them around her fingers. “It feels wrong to get him mixed up in this. I wish my sister had forewarned me instead of luring me into a trap.”
“You live in fiction. How could she know only you would be able to effectively fight the ghost of George Hawley? She didn’t. It’s because you took him down and with such courage that you became part of the Rifters.”
“Hmm.” She studied his face. “I think it was our boss’s plan for me before I set one toe in this town.”
“Or flip flop.” He laughed.
Daelin had arrived in Settler wearing a green T-shirt dress and flip flops. It had been summer in the rest of the country. Not Settler. She still wasn’t sure she and Settler fit. “Shush.”
“Come on.” He grabbed her arm and tugged her to her feet. “Your brother is around the corner and inside the cottage by now.”
“Sound travels weirdly in this valley.”
“You think I don’t know?” He dropped his voice and whispered against her ear. “Happy? So about this boyfriend thing? You’re avoiding the topic.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
M. Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds and the urban fantasy series The Rifters. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She ghost hunts for fun with a group of curiosity seekers, docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide, has a cat with a crush on Mr. Spock, and is slightly obsessed with Jane Austen.
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